Category Archives: medical

3D Laser Scanning is Being Used to Improve Health

Two separate articles this past May referred to the use of 3D laser scanning to improve one’s health. In the first case it was in support of the shape of an infant’s head and the second better design of hearing … Continue reading

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Prostheses Fitting Improved with 3D Laser Scanning

Biomedical startup Adapttech has seen its technology for improving the prostheses fitting of lower limbs receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration as a Class I medical device. The company’s Insight system, which has already undergone successful user testing … Continue reading

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Monitoring the Elderly in Their Homes Using Lidar

The overall idea of monitoring the elderly using lidar sensors to allow them to stay in their homes is a noble effort, but I have to question a number of the statements in this article. From an article in Autoblog. … Continue reading

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3D Technology Used to Perform Middle Ear Transplant

A South African doctor and his team successfully pioneered a transplant of a patient’s middle ear using 3D technology to cure his deafness, making it the first in the world. This groundbreaking procedure offers hope to many of those who … Continue reading

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Zipline Uses Drones to Deliver Medicine

I just watched a short interview on Squawk Box with the CEO of Zipline, Keller Rinaudo who is using drones to deliver medicine in Africa and soon North Carolina. Truly impressive mission and operation. They are making an important difference … Continue reading

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Disease-carrying Mosquitoes Being Tracked with Lidar

According to the World Health Organization, disease-carrying mosquitoes are the “greatest menace” of disease-spreading insects. From an article in The Vector. Mosquitos can transmit yellow fever, dengue fever, and malaria, which affect 500 million people a year. Despite the damage … Continue reading

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Human Lasers

This is truly amazing. Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found that they can get human cells to emit light in a tightly focused beam; in other words – a laser beam. They actually found three different methods for doing … Continue reading

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The Faces of ALS

Built in collaboration with renowned 3D artist Josh Harker and Artists Lend Support (ALS) to benefit ALS research, the piece features a montage of facial scans, including those of ALS founder and survivor Brian Fender and his supporters, all taken … Continue reading

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Getting the Most Out of Your Next Geospatial Data Collection Project

After leaving this session you’ll be equipped to help your geospatial consultant better understand what solutions to develop for your needs. Continue reading

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Emotiv Insight Neuroheadset

Incredibly they have raised nearly $1 million dollars, ten times their goal. This is truly amazing technology. I have to invest in this. Continue reading

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